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Mixing two different paints?

Posted by cbag1 (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 31, 02 at 23:05

I bought a gallon of semi-gloss latex interior paint and brought it home to try out the color. The color was fine, but the sheen was a little too shiny. Would it be ok to buy 4 more gallons of satin latex and mix this one gallon of semi-gloss with it? I don't think 1:4 of the two would hurt the sheen of the satin too much. This paint was 20.00 a gallon and I hate to waste it. Tell me if this is a big screw up.

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RE: Mixing two different paints?

As long as it is the same base, latex to latex, oil to oil, there is absolutely no problem mixing them.

RE: Mixing two different paints?

CB, if you haven't already mixed it yourself, try taking it back to the paint store. I've done that several times and found them to be more than accomodating-even had one place spend 1/2 an hour w/me, experimenting until we got the exact shade I wanted...all at no extra cost!

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